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Cougars Players On Ice In American League

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Prince George, B.C. –  Another player from the Prince George Cougars is off to the American Hockey League.

While  the CHL season ended earlier than hoped for the Cougars,  Jesse Gabrielle will be  back on the ice soon  as the AHL’s Providence Bruins announced  they have added him  to their roster.

The native of Moosomin, SK signed an entry level contract with the Bruins  in December, 2016 and is coming off his second straight season of scoring 35-or-more goals. In 61 games he  managed 35 goals along with 29 assists for 64 points. For a second straight season he was the recipient of the Dorothy Johnson Memorial Trophy awarded to the fan favorite player. In 250 career WHL games (With Brandon, Regina and Prince George) Gabrielle chalked up 110 goals, 99 assists and 376 penalty minutes. In 2015-16 Gabrielle became the youngest Cougar ever to record 40 goals in a season.

Last season Gabrielle suited up in three games with the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout contract. He is listed as number 18 for the Bruins who are next in action on Wednesday in Springfield.

Gabrielle is the fifth  Prince George Cougar to be called into action  in  the AHL.  He  joins the likes of Jansen Harkins (Manitoba Moose), Colby McAuley (San Jose Barracuda), Radovan Bondra (Rockford IceHogs), and Brendan Guhle (Rochester Americans), all of whom were in action yesterday for their respective American Hockey League teams.

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